Motherwell displayed their true attacking potential against Hibs, and that’s before star man David Turnbull even enters the fray.

The Well ruthlessly put Paul Heckingbottom’s side to the sword, beating their Leith rivals 3-0. Goals from Sherwin Seedorf, Liam Donnelly and Jermaine Hylton sealed the win.

Motherwell smashed Hibs. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It was an impressive display from Stephen Robinson’s side and they’ll only improve once Turnbull arrives on the scene.

Motherwell star Turnbull should be back sooner rather than later

Declan Gallagher confirmed at the weekend that the Fir Park academy product was off his crutches following knee surgery (Motherwell Times).

Robinson told NTOF back in June that Turnbull would be back in ‘a few months’. Just over two have passed since that comment, indicating a return for the midfielder may not be far off.

A return could be close. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Without him the Steelmen have coped remarkably well, thanks in no small part to the contributions of Liam Donnelly. His eight goals in eight games so far this term have replaced the goals Turnbull scored.

There’s no denying though that once he returns, and gets back to 100% fitness, that it’ll be the talented midfielder who’ll be the main man again. Turnbull will fully complete this Well side.

Liam Polworth has six assists this season, but Turnbull’s influence is greater. He has excellent vision, passing range and is unbelievably accurate when striking the ball from range.

An influential figure. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Motherwell are in a promising fifth spot right now, just two points off Rangers in second. With their next four opponents all currently in the bottom six, the Well could rack up a very healthy amount of points in the next few weeks.

If they are in a good position by the time Turnbull returns, the top six is a very realistic possibility. They’ve been decent this term, and that’s without their 15-goal midfielder from last term.

Imagine what they’ll be like with him pulling the strings in the middle.

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